Deflating the Elephant

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2005 at 3:13 pm by Chelsea Green Publishing

The Lone Start Iconoclast reported this week that Italian documentary filmmaker Aldo Vidali is planning a movie based on George Lakoff and Don’t Think of an Elephant!. Besides being our first foray into serious filmmaking (albeit from the sidelines), the project will be an exciting way to raise the profile of framing before the 2006 election. In an interview with the Iconoclast, Vidali explained that he hopes to make a streaming-on-demand video to precede the film early next fall, in order to help educate people on what framing is. Vidali also talked at length about how he is making the film in Fellini-style, which will use image-rich sequences to evoke metaphors in a kind of visual version of linguistic
framing. More to come as this develops…

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